Couple's strength knows no bounds as they jet off to the States

The power of love and the gym is propelling a Preston couple across the Atlantic to compete in the world's pinnacle Strongman competition.

Wednesday, 11th October 2017, 3:44 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 9:40 am
Partners Rhianon Lovelace and Luke Davies are jetting off to North Carolina to compete with the worlds best

Rhianon Lovelace, 21, and Luke Davies, 28, are taking part in the Official Strongman Games this December having both qualified for the competition earlier this year.

And the couple, who live near Moor Park in Deepdale, have used their year-long relationship to motivate each other to get bigger and better.

Rhianon, who was born and raised in St Annes, said: “We have both worked so hard, it was such an honour to receive my invite. I’m over the moon.

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“To compete next to Luke is going to be amazing.”

The former University of Central Lancashire student and Albert Road resident was a powerlifting world champion in 2015 at the age of 18, having got into lifting sports in 2013.

The former Albert Road resident said: “I was into horse riding until four years ago when I had a serious injury. Through rehabilitation in the gym I found a new love for lifting and strength sports.”

Welshman Luke, who came to Preston to study at UCLan, said: “Some of the people competing at the Games are the biggest and best names in the sport so it’s going to be amazing. It’s a massive platform for us going forward.”

The couple are looking to local businesses and organisations to raise between £1500 and £2000 to fund the trip to the 7,600-seat Dorton Arena in North Carolina. Rhianon said: “If we don’t get the funding we ultimately wont be able to go.”

To contact the Rhianon and Luke, email [email protected]